We enjoyed watching today’s USCC Snowmobile Race. The race was moved to the West Cove of Moosehead Lake because of some bare spots on the trails…but this actually made it easier for us “spectators”. We are looking forward to this being a yearly event!
It is good to see Big Squaw Mountain open and people skiing!
I was able to get some shots of the course set up for the team. The course looked fast with packed snow…
hope they had some “good times“!
The views from the slopes of the mountain (which is also referred to as Big Moose Mountain) are of Moosehead Lake and surrounding mountain ranges. They are spectacular! Skiing on weekends is just one of the many activities that
Moosehead Lake and Greenville have to offer.
Snowmobiling is the #1 past time up here…if you don’t have a snowmobile we have businesses that specialize in renting you everything you will need…plus a guide if you want one.
A vacation in New England would not be complete without trying your hand at Ice Fishing…how many people do you know that have actually tried it?! We have guides that will take care of all the details…even pick you up at our doorstep.
Dog-sledding is another one of those experiences that you can only do in a northern climate…it is one of the most relaxing ways to go sightseeing!
Some of our guests have gone snow-shoeing and have had a moose sighting…moose safaris are the #1 requested excursion in the spring, summer & fall.
The Ice Fishing Derby started last night and will be continuing into tomorrow. Moosehead Lake is so vast that the fishermen are spread out over the 44 miles of the lake. We took a ride earlier today to see some of the fishing going on. There were many ice shacks on various coves which can only be reached by snowmobile or driving a vehicle on the lake. The ice on the lake can get up to 3 feet thick, so it is a common sight to see cars & trucks on the lake. There are Ice Races on The West Cove of the lake with various vehicles being used, which should be starting soon.
These pictures are in Rockwood with Mt. Kineo in the background. On Mt. Kineo you can see a frozen waterfall. In the summer and fall this is a popular hiking trail.
Professional Snowmobile Racing Coming to Maine
March 20, 2010
There will be United States Cross Country Snowmobile Racing Association race taking place on March 20 at Moosehead Lake. The races will start at Bullwinkle Raceway and have a 12 mile loop that will go to Little Moose Unit and back. This will give spectators numerous opportunities to see the race during the 8-10 laps required to finish the race. The race will have a $10,000 purse which includes numerous pro, amateur classes and special races for different age groups. The area can expect over 100 racers with hundreds of spectators. The race will be called the “Maine 100” for the pros and Maine “Amateur Cross Country Championship” for the amateurs.
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Driving around Greenville and Moosehead Lake, Maine, you’ll see snowmobiles everywhere. The snowmobilers are out in force and are taking advantage of the excellent trails.
We have been blessed with so much Snow
that all the winter sports
are being enjoyed to the max!
The East and West Coves of Moosehead Lake are each looking like parking lots
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This is really our view of the Little and Big Moose Mountains (previously named Big & Little Squaw Mountains).
Moosehead Lake is surrounded by some magnificent mountains:
- Big Moose Mountain-(previously known as Big Squaw Mountain) At 3,196 feet, Big Moose Mountain dominates the view to the west from the Moosehead Lake area. The view from the top of the mountain is famous for viewing the Moosehead region and its many lakes and mountains. This mountain was home to the first fire tower in the United States, built by M.G. Show in 1905.
- Little Moose Mountain-The Little Moose Mountain Trail provides 9 miles of hiking along the ridgeline from one scenic overlook to the next. Hikers then descend into a forested bowl containing the Moose Ponds, an area that feels truly remote, but only 3 miles from town.
- Elephant Mountain- looks like the profile of an elephant-it really does! On January 24th, 1963, a B-52 Stratofortress-C crashed with 2 of its 9 crew surviving the -14 degree temperature. Every year there is a Memorial Snowmobile Ride to the wreckage on Elephant Mountain in honor of the brave men who served during the “Cold War”.
- Little Spencer Mountain-Little Spencer Mountain climbs to 2,992 feet (911.96 meters) above sea level. Little Spencer Mountain is located at latitude – longitude coordinates (also called lat – long coordinates or GPS coordinates) of N 45.759208 and W -69.528389.
- Big Spencer Mountain-(also called Number Four Mountain)this mountain has a 2,890 foot summit and has a fire tower, the fourth ever erected in Maine, which was active for nearly eighty-five years from 1906 until 1991.
- Mount Kineo-this has 700-foot (210 m) cliffs rising straight up from the water, is a dramatic setting that has attracted visitors for centuries.
You don’t have to go out west to see some amazing mountains. Maine has some pretty incredible mountains. Anyone taking a ride around Maine is continuously surprised how breathtaking each mountain range is…and there are so many!
While on one of our adventures, I took these pictures…breathtaking, right? Scenic drives, fun activities, fresh air, relaxing atmosphere, wildlife (moose!), area festivals…and you need more? Ask us
We took a ride today to Bangor and thought everyone would appreciate this picture…northern Maine has “waves” too! Visit us up here to go snowmobiling, ice fishing, dog sledding, and snow shoeing www.greenvilleinn.com